Title Address Delivered at the Annual Commencement of the Marietta College,
Book Number 16277
LINSLEY, JOEL HERVEY. Address Delivered at the Annual Commencement of the Marietta College, Ohio, By Joel H. Linsley, D.D. On occasion of his inauguration to the Presidency of that Institution. July 25, 1838. Published by order of the Trustees. Cincinnati. A. Pugh, Pr.--Corner of Fifth and Main. 1838. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, title lightly soiled, otherwise contents clean with minimum of foxing. Collation: 4, 2-34, 42. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -28pp. Amer. Imprints #51286. Joel Hervey Linsley "clergyman, b. in Cornwall, Vt., 16 July, 1790; d. Greenwich, Conn., 22 March, 1868. He was graduated at Middlebury in 1811, was tutor there in 1812-'13, admitted to the bar in 1814, and, after practicing with success for seven years, studied theology at Andover seminary, was licensed to preach, and became a domestic missionary in South Carolina. He was pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church of Hartford in 1824-31, afterward of the Park street Presbyterian church in Boston, and in 1835-45 was president of Marietta college, raising a large endowment for that institution. He was subsequently agent of the Society for the aid of western colleges, and from 1847 till his death was pastor of the 2d Congregational church, Greenwich, Conn."--Appletons' Cyclopeadia of American Biography III:733. We offer Linsley's Inaugural discourse, on the subject of education and more specifically education at Marietta College.